Jena Osman. Photo by Joseph V. Labolito, Temple University.
September 2, 2011
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
||Open to the Public
Join us for First Friday in September and discover the poetic elements of the periodic table. Jena Osman, author of the interactive hypertext poem “The Periodic Table as Assembled by Dr. Zhivago, Oculist,” will read her work in CHF’s museum.
Poetry readings will take place at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
CHF’s newest exhibit, Elemental Matters: Artists Imagine Chemistry, will be on display. CHF’s permanent exhibit, Making Modernity, will also be open for viewing.
Jena Osman is a professor of English at Temple University, where she teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program. Osman’s latest book of poetry, The Network, was a 2009 National Poetry Series selection and published by Fence Books. Her other books include The Character and An Essay in Asterisks.
About First Fridays
CHF joins over 40 Old City museums, galleries, and shops in opening its doors from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for First Friday. Learn more about First Fridays in Philadelphia's Old City Arts District.
First Fridays at CHF are made possible with generous support from BNY Mellon Wealth Management. Elemental Matters is generously supported by Kathryn Hach-Darrow.
Celebrate IYC 2011
Elemental Matters will be on display throughout the International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011), a worldwide celebration of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind.
Learn more about CHF's plans for a year's worth of activities that tell the story of chemistry at chemheritage.org/IYC2011.